Joyful, a sports lover, a good host, a friend. CAUÊ, the little sun, is the official mascot of the XV Pan American Games and Parapan American Games Rio 2007. A symbol that reflects the real image of the Marvelous City (Cidade Maravilhosa), well-known all over the world by its bliss, sunshine and hospitality.
Cauê innovates in comparison to other Pan American Games mascots. The little sun is a pioneer because it is also the symbol of the Parapan American Games, focusing on the ideals of equality and on the principle that, just like the sun, sports are for all.
The name was chosen through popular voting by Internet, cellular phone messages and public ballot boxes placed around the main Brazilian cities, causing great commotion. Over 1.2 million people participated in the election, and the name CAUÊ received almost half of the votes.
Besides reflecting the host city’s characteristics, the character is tuned with the graphic work developed for the logo and the visual identity of both Games.
Traditionally used in large sport events, the mascot figure serves the purpose of cheering the event, enforcing the ludic aspect of sports and captivating spectators and athletes. The mascot’s main choice is to transmit messages of peace, respect to the environment, friendship and brotherhood, which are intrinsic values to the Olympic Movement.
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